This volume collects and organizes key passages on myth by Jung and by some of the most prominent Jungian writers after him. The book synthesizes the discovery of myth as a therapeutic tool to explore the unconscious.
Author: C. G. Jung
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Theories of myth differ based on perceptions of its origin and function. This volume collects and organizes key passages on myth by Jung and by some of the most prominent Jungian writers after him. The book synthesizes the discovery of myth as a therapeutic tool to explore the unconscious.
When Carl Jung and Carl Kerenyi got together to collaborate on this book, their aim was to elevate the study of mythology to a science.
Author: Carl Gustav Jung
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Archetype (Psychology)
When Carl Jung and Carl Kerenyi got together to collaborate on this book, their aim was to elevate the study of mythology to a science. Kerenyi wrote on two of the most ubiquitous myths, the Divine Child and The Maiden, supporting the core 'stories' with both an introduction and a conclusion. Jung then provided a psychological analysis of both myths. He defined myth as a story about heroes interacting with the gods. Having long studied dreams and the subconscious, Jung identified certain dream patterns common to everyone. These 'archetypes' have developed through the centuries, and enable modern people to react to situations in much the same way as our ancestors. From nuclear annihilation to AIDS and Ebola, we continue to engage the gods in battle. Science of Mythology provides an account of the meaning and the purpose of mythic themes that is linked to modern life: the heroic battles between good and evil of yore are still played out, reflected in contemporary fears.
Hence anyone who "mythologizes," that is, tells myths, is speaking out of this
dream, and what is then retold or actually ... When Jung and his followers
scrutinize the mythologies created by various cultures past and present, they
Author: Steven Walker
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Essays on a Science of Mythology is a cooperative work between C. Kerényi, who has been called "the most psychological of mythologists," and C. G. Jung, who has been called "the most mythological of psychologists." Kerényi contributes an essay on the Divine Child and one on the Kore (the Maiden), together with a substantial introduction and conclusion. Jung contributes a psychological commentary on each essay. Both men hoped, through their collaboration, to elevate the study of mythology to the status of a science. In "The Primordial Child in Primordial Times" Kerényi treats the child-God as an enduring and significant figure in Greek, Norse, Finnish, Etruscan, and Judeo-Christian mythology. He discusses the Kore as Athena, Artemis, Hecate, and Demeter-Persephone, the mother-daughter of the Eleusinian mysteries. Jung speaks of the Divine Child and the Maiden as living psychological realities that provide continuing meaning in people's lives. The investigations of C. Kerényi are continued in a later study, Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter (Princeton).
Anthropological and psychological analyses by Radin, Kerényi, and Jung reveal the Trickster as filling a twofold role: on the one hand he is “an archetypal psychic structure” that harks back to “an absolutely undifferentiated human ...
Author: Paul Radin
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The myth of the Trickster—ambiguous creator and destroyer, cheater and cheated, subhuman and superhuman—is one of the earliest and most universal expressions of mankind. Nowhere does it survive in more starkly archaic form than in the voraciously uninhibited episodes of the Winnebago Trickster Cycle, recorded here in full. Anthropological and psychological analyses by Radin, Kerényi, and Jung reveal the Trickster as filling a twofold role: on the one hand he is “an archetypal psychic structure” that harks back to “an absolutely undifferentiated human consciousness, corresponding to a psyche that has hardly left the animal level” (Jung); on the other hand, his myth is a present-day outlet for the most unashamed and liberating satire of the onerous obligations of social order, religion, and ritual.
152) In spite of this confusion about inner and outer observed in mythological
thinking, Jung asserts that mythology should not be understood as an attempt to
formulate a type of scientific explanation in which the mythos is made to serve as
Author: Walter A. Shelburne
Publisher: SUNY Press
The author explores and defends the bold thesis that the idea of the collective unconscious can be reconciled with a scientific world outlook as he sketches a big picture from Jungs psychological viewpoint. In his examination of Jungs archetypes, Shelburne considers the chief critical views of the scientific import of Jungs thesis as he discusses the issue of rationality posed by the theory. There is also a discussion of how the ideas of James Hillman contrast with those of Jung on the issue of the scientific nature of archetypes. Shelburne presents scientific evidence for the existence of archetypes and shows how the theory fits in with modern evolutionary biology.
Jung,. and. Campbell. Early in The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), Joseph
Campbell says, The unconscious sends all sorts of ... Where Freud was
deterministic, Jung was teleological; where Freud was historical, Jung was mythological.
Author: Kenneth L. Golden
Category: Literary Criticism
This collection, first published in 1992, offers critical-interpretive essays on various aspects of the work of Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), one of a very few international experts on myth. Joseph Campbell examines myths and mythologies from a comparative point of view, and he stresses those similarities among myths the world over as they suggest an existing, transcendent unity of all humankind. His interpretations foster an openness, even a generous appreciation of, all myths; and he attempts to generate a broad, sympathetic understanding of the role of these ‘stories’ in human history, in our present-day lives, and in the possibilities of our future.
In this book, based on a series of his lectures, the eminent Jungian analyst and writer Edward F. Edinger revisits all the major figures, myths, oracles, and legends of the ancient Greek religion to discover what they can still ...
Author: Edward Edinger
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Athena—do the gods and goddesses of Greece have anything to say to us that we haven't already heard? In this book, based on a series of his lectures, the eminent Jungian analyst and writer Edward F. Edinger revisits all the major figures, myths, oracles, and legends of the ancient Greek religion to discover what they can still reveal—representing, as they do, one of the religious and mythic foundations of Western culture. Building on C. G. Jung's assertion that mythology is an expression of the deepest layers of mind and soul, Dr. Edinger follows the mythic images into their persistent manifestations in literature and on into our modern lives. He finds that the gods indeed continue to speak as we grow in our capacity to listen and that the myths express the inner energies within all of us as much as ever. Heracles is eternally performing his labors, Perseus is still confronting Medusa, Theseus is forever stalking the Minotaur, and Persephone is still being carried off to life in a new realm.
This work is an exploration of past myths and their relationship with our present personal and social mythologies as related through psychology.
Author: John W. Tigue
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
The Transformation of Consciousness in Myth reflects the spectacle of our age with its changing ideas and values. This work is an exploration of past myths and their relationship with our present personal and social mythologies as related through psychology. As many of our present myths are becoming obsolete, the author elaborates upon what will replace them. Human beings' spiritual journeys and their purpose in the cosmos are discussed. The theories of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell are used to explain and clarify the transformation of consciousness that occurs in myth and to those persons who enter into the psychological journey of myth-making. A primary source for furthering personal and global transformation is the role of the feminine. Professor Tigue seeks to clarify and deepen our understanding of Jung's collective unconscious and archetypes. His holistic approach of integrating mysticism, spirituality, myth and psychology is of particular value for the ardent seeker.
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found,how this iscomparable to theJungian use of mythological themes. Jung ...
Author: Christopher Hauke
What has Jung to do with the Postmodern? Chris Hauke's lively and provocative book, puts the case that Jung's psychology constitutes a critique of modernity that brings it in line with many aspects of the postmodern critique of contemporary culture. The metaphor he uses is one in which 'we are gazing through a Jungian transparency or filter being held up against the postmodern while, from the other side, we are also able to look through a transparency or filter of the postmodern to gaze at Jung. From either direction there will be a new and surprising vision.' Setting Jung against a range of postmodern thinkers, Hauke recontextualizes Jung' s thought as a reponse to modernity, placing it - sometimes in parallel and sometimes in contrast to - various postmodern discourses. Including chapters on themes such as meaning, knowledge and power, the contribution of architectural criticism to the postmodern debate, Nietzsche's perspective theory of affect and Jung's complex theory, representation and symbolization, constructivism and pluralism, this is a book which will find a ready audience in academy and profession alike.
of Freud, took this concept—that all myths are generated in the unconscious mind
—in a different direction. Born in Basel, Switzerland, Carl Gustav Jung was the
son of a minister. As a boy, he was fascinated with superstition, mythology, and ...
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Harper Collins
The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series -- a magical journey into the timeless world of mythology It has been fifteen years since Kenneth C. Davis first dazzled audiences with his instant classic Don't Know Much About® History, vividly bringing the past to life and proving that Americans don't hate history, they just hate the dull, textbook version they were fed in school. With humor, wit, and a knack for storytelling, Davis has been bringing readers of all ages up to speed on history, geography, and science ever since. Now, in the classic traditions of Edith Hamilton and Joseph Campbell, he turns his talents to the world of myth. Where do we come from? Why do stars shine and the seasons change? What is evil? Since the beginning of time, people have answered such questions by crafting imaginative stories that have served as religion, science, philosophy, and popular literature. In his irreverent and popular question-and-answer style, Davis introduces and explains the great myths of the world, as well as the works of literature that have made them famous. In a single volume, he tackles Mesopotamia's Gilgamesh, the first hero in world mythology; Achilles and the Trojan War; Stonehenge and the Druids; Thor, the Nordic god of thunder; Chinese oracle bones; the use of peyote in ancient Native American rites; and the dramatic life and times of the man who would be Buddha. Ever familiar and instructive, Davis shows why the ancient tales of gods and heroes -- from Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, from ancient Rome to the icy land of the Norse -- continue to speak to us today, in our movies, art, language, and music. For mythology novices and buffs alike, and for anyone who loves a good story, Don't Know Much About® Mythology is a lively and insightful look into the greatest stories ever told.
Jung has had many followers and associates who have made major
contributions. The work of Paul Radin on the Trickster myth owes something to Jung, as does that of Mircea Eliade, who has done so much to relate myth and
ritual to modern ...
Author: David Adams Leeming
Publisher: Oxford University Press
What makes something mythic? What do mythic events and narratives have to do with us? In Mythology, David Leeming offers an unusual and effective approach to the subject of mythology by stressing universal themes through myths of many cultures. This anthology collects a wide array of narrative texts from the Bible to English literature to interpretations by Joseph Campbell, C.G. Jung, and others, which illustrate how myths serve whole societies in our universal search for meaning. Leeming illustrates the various stages or rites of passage of the mythic universal hero, from birth to childhood, through trial and quest, death, descent, rebirth, and ascension. The arrangement of texts by themes such as "Childhood, Initiation and Divine Signs," "The Descent to the Underworld," and "Resurrection and Rebirth" strip mythic characters of their many national and cultural "masks" to reveal their archetypal aspects. Real figures, including Jesus and Mohammed, are also included underlining the theory that myths are real and can be applied to real life. This edition is updated to include additional heroine myths, as well as Navajo, Indonesian, Indian, Chinese, and African tales.
In 1909, Jung resigned from the Burghölzli to devote himself to his growing
private practice and his research interests. His retirement from the Burghölzli
coincided with a shift in his research interests to the study of mythology, folklore,
Author: C. G. Jung
Publisher: Princeton University Press
"Extracted from Freud and psychoanalysis, volume 4 of the Collected works of C.G. Jung, pages 83-226"--T.p. verso.
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JUNG ON EVIL JUNG ON ACTIVE IMAGINATION JUNG ON MYTHOLOGY JUNG
ON SYNCHRONICITY AND THE PARANORMAL JUNG ON CHRISTIANITY ...
Author: C. G. Jung
Publisher: Princeton University Press
This volume identifies major health and safety hazards and their effect on workers, and offers possible solutions. Also examines claims that how increased health and safety regulations are sometimes implemented at the expense of jobs.
49 Campbell is applying the theories of C. G. Jung to mythology in a detailed way
, working back from Jung's idea that behind mythology, and indeed much of
human thought and behaviour, lies the world of the archetype. Jung himself
Author: Richard Barber
Publisher: Penguin UK
The Holy Grail is an image familiar to us all as an almost unattainable, infinitely desirable goal. The idea has passed into everyday speech and the legends behind it are as current in today's culture as they have ever been. And yet the Grail has no real religious meaning and is nowhere mentioned in the Bible. What is the truth behind this elusive symbol? Here, Barber traces the history of the stories surrounding the Holy Grail. He describes how through a long series of imaginative transformations, the grail has moved from the sphere of romance to religion, and in twentieth century popular culture has become an emblem of mysticism and man's highest aspirations, intimately linked with the central ritual of the Christian faith. The search for the grail has always been described as a quest; in this book, Barber goes on his own quest, brilliantly exploring the richness of the Holy Grail's cultural impact. Barber traces the history of legends surrounding the Holy Grail, from Chretien de Troyes' great romances to the popular bestsellers of the late twentieth century.
Jung believed in the existence of a "collective unconscious" common to all
mankind. The notion is reminiscent of ... Most myths have very definite areas of
From C. G. Jung and C. Kerenyi, Essays on a Science of Mythology, trans.
R. F. C. Hull ...
Author: Alan Dundes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This new volume brings together classic statements on the theory of myth by the authors. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative, functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre.
It was then that I began to study mythology. Jung was critical of Freud's dismissal
of myth and religion as mere projections of the personal unconscious. For Jung,
these images were universal, shared by all human beings. These theories were ...
Author: J.F. Bierlein
Publisher: Ballantine Books
An entertaining and thought-provoking look at the common threads woven through the world's greatest myths -- and the central role they have played through time. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Just as Mother, Kore, and Divine Child were given psychological life by Jung, so
to speak, through the midwifery of Kere ́nyi, so, too, the Trickster of American
Indian, Greek, and medieval alchemical mythology lives within the Collected
Author: Robert H. Hopcke
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
The writings of C. G. Jung himself are the best place to read about all his main ideas—but where to start, when Jung's Collected Works run to more than eighteen volumes? Robert H. Hopcke's guide to Jung's voluminous writings shows exactly the best place to begin for getting a handle on each of Jung's key concepts and ideas—from archetypal symbols to analytical psychology to UFOs. Each chapter explains one of Jung's principal concerns, then directs the reader where to read about it in depth in the Collected Works. Each chapter includes a list of secondary sources to approach for further study—which the author has updated for this edition to include books published in the ten years since the Guided Tour's first appearance.
Jung, who was fascinated by mythology as an expression of human need and the
human psyche, focused on the myths' worldwide similarities, which he believed
sprang from what he called the “collective unconscious,” a shared series of ...
Author: Howard J Sherman
Illustrated in full color throughout, this delightful collection puts the riches of world mythology at the fingertips of students and storytellers alike. It is a treaury of favorite and little-known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information on their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of mythology, its purpose in world cultures, and myth in contemporary society and popular culture. Mythic themes are defined and the often-misunderstood difference between myth and legend explained. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged thematically, covering The Creation, Death and Rebirth, Myths of Origins, Myths of the Gods, and Myths of Heroes. Each section begins by comparing its theme cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the mthic narratives. Myths from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion. A bibliography follows each retelling so readers can find more information on the culture, myth, and deities. Character, geographical, and general indexes round out this volume, and a master bibliography facilitates research. For students, storytellers, or anyone interested in the wealth of world mythology, Mythology: Stories and Themes from Around the World provides answers to common research questions, sources for myths, and stories that will delight, inform, and captivate.
For Jung, the development of consciousness throughout our lives is based on a
conflictual model. Consciousness arises as we ... These stages are central to the
creation mythology of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Jung reads this mythology
Author: David Tacey
Publisher: Granta Books
'The world today hangs by a thin thread, and that thread is the psyche of man' C. G. Jung Jung was the original anti-psychiatrist, who believed that the real patient was not the suffering individual, but a sick and ailing Western civilization. He was not interested in developing a narrow therapy that would help fit the individual into an untransformed society. His true aim, in all of his work, was a therapy of the West. David Tacey introduces the reader to Jung's unique style and approach, which is at once scientific and prophetic. Through a series of close readings of Jung's works, he explores the radical themes at the core of Jung's psychology, and interprets for us the dynamic vision of the whole self that inspires and motivates his work. Extracts are taken from Jung's autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, and from his collected works, including Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious and Civilization in Transition.